Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.


Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

Employment immigration difficult for California farm workers

California farm workers are one of the main groups suffering from the lack of immigration reform in the state. Workers reportedly tend to move to states where immigration is friendlier and there is a smaller chance of being deported. In the past, farmers in the state were able to hire immigrant labor to work their fields, but border control has apparently diminished their workforce to the point where some farmers are beginning to lose money because they are unable to find enough workers to harvest crops. Employment immigration is difficult for this industry, but current statistics show that a large number, up to two-thirds of these farm workers, are undocumented immigrants.

One farmer involved in several generations of the work has stated that he will not be able to make a harvest if he is forced to verify every one of his workers. He has stated that he is not proud of the fact that he hires illegal aliens, but the documentation immigrants have to show to work makes it difficult to hire enough workers. There is an employment immigration program to allow workers entrance into the state to assist with farm work, but delays within the government make the program a failure because it does not allow enough time for the workers to harvest.

Growers in the state are in need of a labor source and have stated that Americans won’t accept the jobs. The difficulty lies in immigration reform and the fact that farm work is not an unskilled job. If immigration reform occurs, the workers would be here legally and be able to move freely in and out of the country without fear of deportation. Additionally, if the government reforms immigration, it could help farmers ensure that they have the workers they need to continue harvesting their crops without the additional stress of hiring undocumented immigrants.

Undocumented immigrants working in the farm industry bring specialized and much needed skills. The lack of workers in California has been a burden to farmers across the state and resulted in some of them experiencing lost revenue. An overhaul of the system could help with employment immigration and allow farmers the opportunity to hire the workers they need legally, while diminishing the immigrant’s constant worry of deportation.

Source: Los Angeles Times, “Lack of immigration reform threatens California farmers,” George Skelton, Feb. 20, 2013


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